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Shepard Fairey’s Way Up

Following one of his largest-ever solo shows, the street art icon reflects on how he got here.

March 21, 2018
John Maus, “Screen Memories”

As time marches violently on, John Maus is seeming less and less a bursting aggro-eccentric and more and more the sane elder dwelling at the end of the hall.

November 08, 2017
King Krule, “The OOZ”

With Archy Marshall, the question was never “if” but rather “when,” and thanks to “The OOZ,” the answer is firmly “now.”

October 26, 2017
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Zola Jesus, “Okovi”

Nika Danilova returns to her roots.

October 02, 2017
Ariel Pink, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson”

Once again, the man born Ariel Rosenberg manages to trudge through his own pink slime just in time to catch a glimpse of the gray sunset.

September 29, 2017
Avey Tare, “Eucalyptus”

On the Animal Collective leader’s latest solo effort, there’s still dense canopy to explore.

August 04, 2017
(Sandy) Alex G, “Rocket”

“Rocket” exemplifies its titular action by transcending the humility of its maker’s introverted demeanor and relatable voice.

May 25, 2017
Shintaro Sakamoto, “Love If Possible”

Sakamoto leans on the pedal steel as an ambient vessel, spiraling lines around spines of melodic, moody bass.

January 24, 2017
Bonobo, “Migration”

Leaning somewhat away from trip-hop and toward the more ambient stimuli of his surroundings, Simon Green sounds like he’s in transition, captured between two established ecosystems.

January 19, 2017

Angel Olsen. 2016. cred Brantley Gutierrez

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Persona/Personality: The Two Sides of Angel Olsen

After responding to initial fame and acclaim by moving to a small town, Angel Olsen has quickly solidified herself as one of the brightest lights in music. And with “My Woman,” her new LP, she’s ready to present who she truly is—whether you want to run up that hill with her or not.

November 02, 2016
Film + TV
The Bastard People of Christopher Guest

Exploring the director’s universe with Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, and Ed Begley Jr.

October 10, 2016
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Skeleton Tree”

Imagery of biblical proportion has long been a staple of a proper Bad Seeds record, but never has it felt so unavoidably personal.

September 16, 2016
Cass McCombs, “Mangy Love”

Cass McCombs’s eighth album is also his most cohesive since 2011’s “Wit’s End.”

August 25, 2016

Stranger Things

Film + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: “Stranger Things” are Happening to David Harbour

The star of Netflix’s throwback thriller chats about working with Winona Ryder, tragedy, and suspending disbelief long enough to love working in horror.

July 12, 2016
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound”

Dev Hynes grieves and rallies in equal measure on his most ambitious and successful work to date.

July 01, 2016

Pantha du Prince “The Triad”

Pantha du Prince, “The Triad”

Hendrik Weber’s latest solo effort is a “much more personal” experience for the German electronic musician.

May 19, 2016

Bayonne / photo by Dustin Cohen

Breaking: Bayonne

Roger Sellers abandoned life as a composer for pop music. If only it were that easy.

April 19, 2016

2016. Grace Mitchell cred Lyndsey Byrnes

Grace Mitchell: Just Kid

Cooking up something good with the eighteen-year-old phenom on the heels of her latest EP “Raceday”—and ahead of much more.

March 17, 2016

Animal Collective 2016 / photo by Tom Andrew

Everywhere Is Florida: Surveying the Circle of Animal Collective

As the world’s most unlikely pop group prepares to release their eleventh album, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist spill a little paint.

February 15, 2016

2016. John Cale M:FANS cover hi-res

John Cale, “Music for a New Society” [reissue] and “M:FANS”

Despite the good intentions behind this resuscitation of “Music for a New Society,” the unwelcome occupation of those ultra-weighty spaces between renders “M:FANS” a head-scratching exercise in post-analog experimentation.

January 27, 2016
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